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    Posted 7 years ago

    fortapache
    (2623 items)

    People seem to think that in the days before indoor plumbing one had to go to the outhouse in the middle of the night, during a snowstorm and so on. But thanks to the chamber pot and pieces of furniture that is not so. One could go in the warmth of one's own home. Plus it turns into an attractive end table when not in use.
    Not sure how old it is but probably from when indoor plumbing was less common (duh). Anyway according to my old-o-meter it is old.
    The holders for the chamber pot are adjustable. In the last photo I put a much smaller pot in and I was able to make it fit well as would a larger pot.
    It may be called the mission style commode chair.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Well polished seat I see.
    2. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago


      Why 2 pots?

      Oh -- One for # 1....and one for # 2......LOL

      Still, back in the day (this was technology) but still have to run it outside to empty
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      This would have been a luxury in the day to have a chair instead of just a pot on floor . Love it and the history as we progressed to what we have now .
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      These aren't real common, are they? Saw 1 on Pawn Stars & found 1 in that 300+ yr old great house I owned in St. Eustatius (toilet chair wasn't that old). Guess people just didn't find a long time attachment to such things. LOL . Probably the 1st thing thrown out when something better came along. Doubt they would even burn it in their wood stove!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Blunderbuss I don't see a huge amount of them. Probably went out to the trash as soon as the toilet was installed. Either that or made into a flower pot.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose. I was using the two pots to show it was adjustable for different sized pots.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Manikan.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you

      austrohungaro
      inky
      geo26e
      kerry10456
      blunderbuss2
      BumbleBee
      petey
      Trey
    10. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you aghcollect.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68
    12. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you EZa
    13. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      Thank you tom61375

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